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Chateau de Montsegur

Montsegur, 09300 Montsegur, France
+33 5 61 01 06 94
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“worth the climb” (20 reviews)
“car park” (12 reviews)
“cathar history” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
Montsegur, 09300 Montsegur, France
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+33 5 61 01 06 94
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"worth the climb"
in 20 reviews
"car park"
in 12 reviews
"cathar history"
in 10 reviews
"amazing views"
in 7 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 5 reviews
"ticket office"
in 4 reviews
"takes about minutes"
in 3 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"you will not be disappointed"
in 2 reviews
"catholic church"
in 4 reviews
"take your time"
in 5 reviews
"castle ruins"
in 4 reviews
"taking photos"
in 2 reviews
"walking poles"
in 2 reviews
"included in the price"
in 2 reviews
"long climb"
in 2 reviews
"steep hike"
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Reviewed yesterday

This atmospheric old Cathars fort is well worth a visit, but it pays to know a bit about what happened here. This fort is special because it was their last stand - 200 were burned alive in the end for failing to renounce their beliefs....More

Thank Goldrichie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an extremely steep climb to go to the ruins of this castle and you will be charged €5.50 for the privilege. You can get great views of the castle from adjacent hills. My recommendation would be save the money and the energy and...More

Thank Peter G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In our area (pays d'olmes) Montsegur is everywhere. You can see it from afar, perched on the top of the cliff, hanging on in the distance, clearly telling the story of former people of the area, and their brutal end. The famous structure appears in...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Worth climbing up even if just for the view. Need proper walking boots or shoes and l should imagine it could be very slippery if wet. View from the top was spectacular.

1  Thank dianapete03
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

The casle of montsegur is were the cathars hide, to avoid extermination. I didn't work out for them and they got burned alive in a massacre. The climb is really heavy however the knowledge of what occurred and the view make up for it!!

1  Thank francien2015
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Steep climb up, feeling the atmosphere at every step. Convenient parking. Loved the view from the top!

Thank joannas322
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Montsegur stands 1207 meters tall... and I climbed it on a sunny day... the climb nearly killed me!.. Haha.. I'm not very fit! Originally called Monssegur (Latin) meaning place of safety, for the Cathars, it was their 'Last-stand'. (Inquisition). I would have liked to visit...More

1  Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Visited with our kids during our stay in France, there are several castles like this in the area, this one is relatively well preserved, beautiful walk to it, amazing views at the top, and not too strenuous even for our son's little feet.

1  Thank globetrotter4989
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

I had a great time seeing this on a wild windy mid-December day, with snow and ice on top of it. I greatly liked the fact that such a famous place is so un-commercialised (just one well-maintained path and a locked-up hut for a fair-weather...More

1  Thank Carregcennen
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

If you haven't read Michel Roquebert's 5 volumes on the CATHARES, especially the Montsegur volume, you can find shorter versions available which will give you the ambiance to enjoy your visit. Depending upon who is guiding the day of your visit, you may be transported...More

Thank happy9710
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EliseRN
10 January 2018|
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Response from CarpetBaggerAmI | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I was in the region in the fall. To be honest, Montsegur was the least interesting of the Cathar castles (Puilarens, Peyreptuse and Queribus are not only more spectacular BY FAR, they also have much better facilities for... More
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Angelique B
18 May 2016|
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Response from Anj1396 | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a tour. It really is just a ruin and you can visit it without a guide in ten minutes. There are basically just the walls still standing. It's perched on the top of a hill which you can walk up in 20 to 30... More
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Lana K
7 January 2015|
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Response from Catalan66117 | Reviewed this property |
There maybe, among the Cathar Trail specialists. We drove from our house near the Mediterrean Coast. It is a must experience, we had various books about Montsegur with us, especially Zoe Oldenbourg's book Massacre at... More
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